Borate bomber practices dropping chemicals on fire
Valley Times Photo Collection;
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Photograph caption dated August 20, 1961 reads "Tanker aircraft owned by A. J. Air Tankers of Van Nuys Airport made practice drop of 500 gallons of borate chemical mixture during training exercise of Los Angeles City Fire Department held Thursday in a remote area of Santa Monica Mountains near Mulholland drive and Topanga Canyon boulevard. Practice runs served to train 35 fire department officers in working out problems of effective direction of tanker drops on brush fires. The airplanes are A. J. Savage twin-engine models made by North American and have four compartments, each with a capacity of 500 gallons of chemical solution. Planes are used to aid fire fighters in remote areas of Santa Monica Mountains and in Angeles and Los Padres Forests."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
00155112 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d059_f4_i6 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/128116
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Fire Department North American Aviation Airtankers (Forest fire control) Airplanes--Fires and fire prevention Fire fighting Fire extinction--Training Mountains Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)